WriterGuillermo Sheridan, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Release dateFebruary 1991 (1991-02) Initial releaseSeptember 7, 1991 (Canada) Story byAlvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca ScreenplayNicolas Echevarria, Guillermo Sheridan, Xavier Robles CastJuan Diego (Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca), Roberto Sosa (Cascabel / Araino), Carlos Castanon (Castillo), Gerardo Villarreal (Estebanico), Roberto Cobo (Lozoya), José Flores (Malacosa) Similar moviesMovies about Mexico, Spain movies, Adventure movies
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Cabeza de Vaca is a 1991 Mexican film about the adventures of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (c. 1490 – c. 1557), an early Spanish explorer, as he traversed what later became the American Southeast. He was one of four survivors of the Narvaez expedition and shipwreck. He became known as a shaman among the Native American tribes he encountered, which helped him survive. His journey of a number of years began in 1528. After his return to Spain, he published his journal in 1542. The screenplay by Guillermo Sheridan and Nicolás Echevarría is based on this journal.
Directed by Nicolás Echevarría and starring Juan Diego, the film was entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 63rd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
A DVD version was released in 2012.
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Juan Diego as Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Daniel Giménez Cacho as Dorantes
Roberto Sosa as Cascabel / Araino
Carlos Castañón as Castillo
Gerardo Villarreal as Estebanico
Roberto Cobo as Lozoya (as Roberto 'Calambres' Cobo)